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Offline Kenton K

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Look what I bought!!!
« on: July 23, 2014, 09:29:23 PM »
Browsing ebay again and found this. At first glance its a teletrainer. (lol not again). But if you take a closer look, it also comes with two 500 sets. And one of those sets might be a rose beige!!!! I am hoping that shipping cost will pay off! What do you think? was it worth it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=351125211263

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EDIT: Sold for $50.00 plus shipping

« Last Edit: July 24, 2014, 10:45:21 PM by TelePlay »

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 09:38:43 PM »
That second phone undoubtedly looks to be rose beige.  It alone is worth much more than the price of the whole purchase.  The other phone is probably ivory and likely soft plastic as well.  I sure hope that the seller packs all of this well.

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 09:44:13 PM »
Yeah, I always send packing instructions to all my phone purchases. And I link to paul-f's save the phones page.

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 09:48:43 PM »
Nice grab KK!  You can usually tell Rose Beige by the white letters/numbers on the dial bezel.  The regular Light Beige phones have black letters/numerals.  Congratulations.  I hope they don't ship them like they are in the photo though.

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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 11:08:25 PM »
Great find, Kenton.

I love the earlier model teletrainer, but as stated the real find is the rose beige set. If they aren't discolored, they look beautiful when restored (in my opinion.)

Ben

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 11:16:05 PM »
Wow, that's pretty exciting! Do you think those are original rose beige cords? I think the dial bezel on that phone is worth $50 alone, congratulations!!!
Christian Petterson

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Offline Kenton K

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 09:16:42 PM »
When did WE change from start using rose beige cords, as opposed to gray?

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 10:02:27 PM »
When did WE change from start using rose beige cords, as opposed to gray?
I think it was around 1954-55. I would believe the original rose beige cords would be more valuable, as apposed to grey cords.
Christian Petterson

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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014, 10:39:48 PM »
I've heard 1956, but maybe Paul F's site has better information.

Ben

Offline tptech302

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2014, 11:45:49 PM »
My rose beige is dated 2/55 all parts are from 1 to 3 of 55 and straight gray cords on it

Offline Kenton K

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2014, 12:31:56 AM »
I was under the impression that they started with grey cords, then switched to beige cords.

Ken

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2014, 09:20:17 AM »
Spring of 1956 is when dark beige's cords started matching. Before that they were dark gray. There's a nice ad that announced the full color status. Straight cords were still available, but not in dark blue or moss green that I've ever seen. So this ad has a few possible mistakes in the cords. But it's correct on dark beige, yellow and red.
 
Congrats on getting those nice phones with the Teletrainer.
Jonathan

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 01:48:14 PM »
Well, its been almost 3 weeks and guess what, USPS lost my package. Its been found now, but it was sitting in some town in Colorado for almost 3 weeks. It was priority mail, so it should have only taken a few days. Good old USPS. Yesterday, it somehow arrived in Illinois before flying to California where I live. Its out for delivery right now so I have my fingers crossed that nothing is broken.

Kenton

Offline LarryInMichigan

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 02:53:10 PM »
Elk Grove Village is a Chicago suburb next to O'Hare airport.  I think that there is a large USPS sorting(/storage) facility there.  I hope that your phones arrives safely. 

Larry

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Re: Look what I bought!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2014, 10:53:09 PM »
Yay! It finally came. It looks like a good 55-56. Will post pics.